[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFC: Getting linux-libertine modernized

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Mon Oct 10 16:35:41 UTC 2011

Quoting Nicolas Spalinger (nicolas_spalinger at sil.org):

> They are doing amazing work, no doubt about that! I think a little
> friendly feedback from us would be useful.
> IMHO this upstream approach would benefit Debian and the wider FLOSS
> community much more than us carrying a Debian-specific branch under a
> different name. I'd say that interacting with upstream is a good start
> before carrying the cost of maintaining the delta of a separate branch.

My onlyconcern here would be the risk of misunderstanding: we don't
ask them to rename their entire project, aprticularly the internal
name of the font. As Rogério mentioned, compatibility with existing
documents is important.

I would present our dilemna as something like "we are in the process
of renaming the package and are considering dropping linux from  teh
package name, to avoid confusion to our users that are using non
Linux-based environments such as Debian Hurd or kFreeBSD ports".

But, still, showing that we will go the way of naming the package

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